Weekly Announcements



ANNOUNCEMENTS 10/2/2022

CHOIR will meet for practice before worship on Sundays at 8:45 am. All are welcome to join us!

The South Suburban CROP HUNGER WALK will take place on Sunday, October 2nd at 2pm. This year it will take place right in our own backyard at Lake Katherine! For more information and to register online, visit the website at www.crophungerwalk.org/palosparkil 

PET BLESSING & OUTDOOR WORSHIP: On Sunday, October 9th at 9:30 a.m. we will be having a special outdoor worship in the South parking lot.  We encourage you to bring your pets and participate in a pet blessing.  Be sure to stay after worship for "Yappy Hour" and fellowship! (Weather Permitting)

NEW MEMBER MEETING
will be Saturday, October 15th at 10am in Fellowship Hall. If you are interested, please sign up on the sign up sheet in the narthex or contact Pastor Caitlyn for more information.

MEN’S BREAKFAST will be Saturday, October 15th at 8am at the Country House in Alsip. See Dave Barker for more information.

SAVE THE DATE: Our annual Church Conference will be on Wednesday, October 19th at 6pm. 

FALL SMALL GROUP: This Fall, Palos UMC will be offering small groups that follow Tom Berlin’s book Courage: Jesus and the Call to Brave Faith. These small groups will meet for 6 weeks and explore in depth what we cover in our Fall sermon series, as we explore together the courage that God offers us. Our small groups will be meeting: Tuesdays 7PM at Palos UMC- September 13th - October 17th or Thursdays 10 AM at FUMC Evergreen Park-September 15th - October 20th.

FALL BIBLE STUDY: Grab your Bible . . . and get ready: An eight week small group Bible study, “The Parables for Today” (by Alyce M. McKenzie) facilitated by Patricia Spring-Hodges will commence on Thursday, September 15th from 10:00-11:30 A. M. and conclude on November 3rd. We will engage in the main parables of Jesus as they come alive with hopefully new meaning and relevance for each of us. We will learn with each other as we hear new insights and investigate new perspectives. Patricia will direct the discussion and present questions for thought. Not all questions have answers. Some are rhetorical. Some have different answers for each of us. Our group will agree to disagree. We all understand that there is no such thing as a “stupid question”; we view this as an opportunity to learn. A small group study is a time and place where we become comfortable with each other and understand that what we say within a group stays within the group. Questions? Contact Patricia Spring-Hodges

LAKE SOUTH FALL 2022 LAY ACADEMY OCTOBER 1ST & 8TH 9AM-3PM COST: $10 Attend Via Zoom & Phone Register Online: umcnic.org/calendar/lake-south-fall-lay-academy     

HEALTH TEAM UPDATES: Beginning in October, we will be offering communion at the altar once again for those that are comfortable coming forward.  Individual elements will also be available for those who would like to continue taking communion in the pew.

We will continue to align with the state & county guidelines on mask wearing, so masks are optional. We encourage and support those who wish to continue to wear masks and will reevaluate as needed. Some other changes in worship recently approved by the church council... We will return the Friendship registers to the pews and encourage you to sign in your attendance each week, as well as any changes to your personal contact information. The ushers will bring forth the offering during the doxology, the plate will not be passed so please continue to deposit your offering as you come into the sanctuary. Coffee hour will continue as is- wrapped store-bought snacks only.